After hearing about how thicker hair needs a hotter temperature to manipulate hair, I knew I needed to find a better curling iron. I also knew that I'd probably have to spend a little more to get exactly what I wanted.
The brand Hot Tools had been talked about every now and again on YouTube. I figured I would do my research before I spent nearly $50 on a curling iron. After reading reviews, the good outweighed the bad--so I bought my first Hot Tools curling iron.
Because my hair has gotten so long, I decided on the Nano Ceramic 1 1/4 inch curling iron (black & white). I cannot find a link to it on Ulta.com, so they might not sell it anymore. I love it. It's great for loose waves.
Although I love my 1 1/4 inch, I wanted a smaller barrel for tighter, more defined curls. I convinced my mom to buy one for herself...5/8 in Gold Curling Iron (not pictured). This one obviously gives tight, bouncy curls. Love it, but I wanted something a little looser than the 5/8 inch curls.
I hinted to the boy that I wanted a standard 1 inch for Christmas...I ended up getting it for my birthday. I LOVE IT. It's perfect for everyday curls, and I use it the most out of the three.
What I love most about this brand--which shouldn't be a surprise because of their name--is that it get very hot. They're perfect for my thick hair. They have a dial on the side where you can indicate how hot you want it to heat up. I wouldn't recommend using it on it's hottest temp if you have fine hair. You don't want to end up like that girl in that viral video. I hardly ever use hairspray anymore. I don't need to.
They claim that it "Get's Hot...Stays Hot", and it's 100% true. I never have to worry about waiting for the iron to catch back up.
Other things that make this product amazing...
Dial heat control
Heats up fast
8 ft swivel cord
Long thumb grip
Long cool tip
Thinner handle for easier grip
The only things that I don't like--it doesn't have an automatic shut off. It's not a big deal because I am pretty good about unplugging my hair tools, but I know I've slipped and left it on at least once already...
Out of all the curling irons I've bought from a drugstore--nothing compares to Hot Tools! They range from $30-50, and most of the time I've browsed them at ULTA, they were having some sort of sale. I think they're definitely worth the hype and the price. I know I will have mine for the rest of my life. I cannot wait to expand the collection a little more--maybe with their clipperless wands, roller sets, and hair dryers!
As usual, let me know what you think!?
Hope everyone is having a great week!